War: World War I
Outlines the history of the war and its enormous impact on Hemingway and his writing. Contends that the genius of A Farewell to Arms lies in Hemingway’s successful adaptation of his personal experience into fiction by focusing on the war’s European context, thus making the novel as political as the later For Whom the Bell Tolls. Concludes with a brief analysis of The Garden of Eden as a World War I novel, arguing that Hemingway veterans associated trauma with emasculation.
Moddelmog, Debra A. and Suzanne del Gizzo, eds. Ernest Hemingway in Context. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2013.